$0.19 EPS Expected for FS Investment (FSIC); Schafer Cullen Capital Management Increased Vermilion Energy (VET) Stake By $2.36 Million

February 13, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc increased Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) stake by 3.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc acquired 67,566 shares as Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET)’s stock declined 12.81%. The Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc holds 1.89 million shares with $67.09 million value, up from 1.82 million last quarter. Vermilion Energy Inc. now has $3.99B valuation. The stock decreased 2.01% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $32.92. About 26,370 shares traded. Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) has risen 5.95% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.75% the S&P500.

Analysts expect FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) to report $0.19 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 17.39% from last quarter’s $0.23 EPS. FSIC’s profit would be $46.69M giving it 9.64 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. After having $0.21 EPS previously, FS Investment Corporation’s analysts see -9.52% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $7.325. About 119,673 shares traded. FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) has risen 1.01% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.69% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering FS Investment (NYSE:FSIC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. FS Investment had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by JP Morgan. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) on Thursday, August 10 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, January 11. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, March 3. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 15 by National Securities. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of FSIC in report on Wednesday, September 7 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Friday, December 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) on Wednesday, May 31 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

FS Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in investments in debt securities. The company has market cap of $1.80 billion. It seeks to purchase interests in loans through secondary market transactions or directly from the target companies as primary market investments. It has a 8.18 P/E ratio. It also seeks to invest in first lien senior secured loans, second lien secured loans and, to a lesser extent, subordinated loans, or mezzanine loans.

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased Tata Motors Ltd. (Adr) (NYSE:TTM) stake by 32,940 shares to 22,328 valued at $698,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Philip Morris International In (NYSE:PM) stake by 23,931 shares and now owns 897,202 shares. Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) was reduced too.

Among 4 analysts covering Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Vermilion Energy had 4 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Desjardins Securities on Tuesday, August 11. Goldman Sachs downgraded Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) on Thursday, November 5 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

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